The general regulatory framework for electrical and electronic products marketed to Honduras is based on the Telecom Approval.
The National Telecommunications Commission (CONATEL) is a telecommunications regulating agency in Honduras. It is responsible for regulating and coordinating the country's telecom sector. The authority issues regulations and technical guidelines for the supply of telecom services and its fees, assures its compliance, and allocates permits and licenses.
The Telecommunication Approval procedure sets mandatory approval requirements (homologation) for wireless products and equipment that is connected to the public telecommunications network along with other radio frequency equipment to import and commercialize in Honduras.
Types of products that require CONATEL Approval:
Routers, Modems, and Gateways
RFID and Bluetooth modules
Cell phones etc.
Prior to import or sell, products covered by the Regulation must show the compliance through a Certificate of Homologation issued by the CONATEL. The Homologation process is mandatory and applies to importers, manufacturers or sellers of the foregoing equipment.
The CONATEL accepts the certificates of conformity issued by:
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of the USA
The Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) of Mexico
The European Economic Community (EC)
The Telecom Engineering Center (TELEC in Japan)
Certificates issued by certification bodies from other countries if testing was carried out by laboratories recognized by FCC, IFT, EC, and TELEC
To obtain homologation, the applicants must submit an application for approval with required documents to CONATEL. The procedure of homologation is taken through the online platform for submission of applications — the Integrated System of Telecommunications and Spectrum Management (Sistema Integrado de Telecomunicaciones y Administración del Espectro - SITAE).
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